Summer Khairi

Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock

Age: 25

Summer Khairi

As a 25-year-old professor and clinical coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Summer Khairi is used to being the youngest professional in the room. Khairi says being promoted to assistant professor in December, after two years as an adjunct, is her biggest professional accomplishment.

A graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medical technology from UAMS. She worked as a certified nuclear medicine technologist at CHI St. Vincent and CARTI in Little Rock before beginning to teach the specialty.

She also earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2018.

Khairi is philanthropy-minded and enjoys working on committees and fundraisers. She was vice chair of the 2019 World Cheese Dip Competition, a fundraiser for Harmony Health Clinic. Other beneficiaries of her time include the Museum of Discovery and the Just Communities of Arkansas.

Khairi is dedicated to physical fitness. She works out, hikes Pinnacle Mountain, walks the Arkansas River Trail and is the only woman to play in a local men’s basketball league.